Tag Archives: helplessness

I Came to Love My Life

“I came to love my life.” I read this sentence in Natalie Goldberg‘s Old Friend from Far Away. The words jumped off the page and went straight into my heart. Knowing I don’t always love my life as I want to, … Continue reading

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Learning to Live with Shame

SHAME AND CO-DEPENDENCY A friend and I were talking the other day about co-dependency and shame. She said, “Co-dependency is what creates shame.” I thought a moment and realized it’s just the opposite. It’s toxic shame that creates co-dependency. Toxic … Continue reading

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The Perils of not Paying Attention

Though I like to think of myself  as a conscious person, who pays attention to where I am and what I’m doing, I know how easy it is to slip away into thoughts and imaginings. Since I wasn’t going to the … Continue reading

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Helplessness and Surrender

Allowing ourselves to be vulnerable is not an easy task. In fact, I believe it is human instinct to run from situations where we’re feeling wide open to hurt, abuse, or victimization. No one wants to feel helpless and at someone’s mercy. We … Continue reading

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